Could Ichigo be ADOPTED??!~
Now, this theory only has weight if Genetics means anything in anime/manga, which it probably doesn't. :P
But watching the flashbacks of Ichigo's mum made me wonder how Ichigo, who has orange hair, could possibly be the spawn of a black-headed man and a brown headed women...
Genetically, he'd have to either have his mother or his father's hair. (We did it in science last year. There's no questioning it.)
So that accounts for his two sisters... who both have black & brown hair... and somehow, his parents don't seem to be the "affair" type.
(It's also why I think Naruto is obviously the 3rd hokage's son, since he is pretty much the only other man in the village with blonde hair. XD)
So, any theories on who Ichigo's real parents might be??
Wrong. There are such things as recessive genes and dominant genes. One of my parents has black hair and the other has brown, but my sister is blonde (and definitely not adopted). How could that possibly happen? Here's how:
Originally Posted by EmilyTheStrange
Somewhere along the lines, an ancestor from each side of my family had blonde hair, who passed on their genes to their children, who also did the same. The thing is, black/brown hair is a dominant gene and blonde hair is a recessive gene, so if one of their children received one blonde hair gene and one black hair gene from their parents, they would still have black hair (or something very close to black hair).
However, somewhere down the line (in this case when my parents gave birth to my sister), both of the parents passed their recessive blonde genes on to my sister. Without a dominant black/brown hair gene to "override" them, my sister's hair is blonde.
And that is how Ichigo has orange hair. Or, you could take the alternative explanation: IT'S JUST A CARTOON!
^ You sure hair color works like that?
I'm pretty sure most forms of coloration (skin, hair, eyes), are controlled by multiple genes, recessive genes comes into it, but even without taking that into account, there's a really wide range of colors that can express themselves.
dominant and recessive genes are only part of the very basic inheritance mechanism. there's also... some other term which i can't remember right now, where both traits are expressed together.
then there's expressivity (intensity of the expression - ie. dark brown as opposed to light brown).
geez, this is reminding me of my first-year genetics class...
first....your trying to use Mendelian genetics and apply it to a MANGA...common dude....fiction.....fiction.......one more time for good measure fiction. There are people running around with swords that turn in to giant weapons with the utterance of a single word and your going in to genetics to try to prove some stupid theory based on hair color.......this is pretty stupid btw
second...there is not just one gene in the body that is responsible for hair color..its not as easy as turning a switch on or off...little more complicated. you may have a solid year of basic bio under your belt but maybe you could think things are more complicated then your teacher says
Last edited by cwrestler141; 07-12-2007 at 08:21 PM.
Ichigo's hair color is due to his reiatsu anyways, however it works... in whatever way it works, simply because it's huge.
Most of the odd colored-hair people have pretty high reiatsu. Orange, pink, white, for a few colors.
I think what you're thinking of would be either co-dominance or incomplete dominance.
Originally Posted by echoblaze
One's where you have red and white and you get pink, while the other is where you have red and white and you get red with white dots, or something that separates the 2 colors : /